I had a LONG discussion, just before bedtime, with TO about Annabelle. How the whole thing came about, why a doll of all things, how possession takes place, how a possessed item can go on a killing spree and how it was different from Child's Play. Just what every mother wants for her child to... Continue Reading →
My father would always point me in the direction of one of our numerous dictionaries whenever I asked him the meaning of any word. And that stuck; looking up the meaning, etymology and whatnot. Ergo Wikipedia and all the wiki pages are like my playground. Can't have too much of it is what my mind... Continue Reading →
I can't be a Gloomy Gus for too long. I either seek out stuff to read or watch that lifts my spirits to some extent if not fully. The lockdown has come at the time when the kids usually splash around in the pool, play out till they've got to be dragged home by their... Continue Reading →
The lockdown playlist grows. These are the current songs looped on my phone and in my head. This is also an exercise in the using the Block Editor in WordPress instead of the Classic Editor that I typically turn to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb3fZmkzy84 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gd_ohoPzYc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXnr-Dx2QaM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx3s99FNXzI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9AaiVKfB58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxcDTUMLQJI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiaOFOMPOBc&list=PLDA374CE45E0837D0&index=2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2ua3O_fdCY
More than 10 years ago I read my first John Sandford book. It was one of his Prey novels and I was captivated. I came across Lisa Scottoline's books in a famous bookstore in Bangalore more than 13 years ago and bought a few to take back home. I enjoyed them enough to buy as... Continue Reading →
I first got to know about Mothers' Day a few months after landing in US. Suffice to say India of the 80s didn't celebrate moms as a rule. That we do it now is more to do with the influence of various types television shows over the decades. Plus people like their social media timelines... Continue Reading →
Many, many years ago two girls were running late for a class with a rather strict teacher. The saving grace was that this teacher was a very good one so her snark and barbs didn't always wound. But she valued punctuality and that's one thing college students are notorious good at being bad in.It was... Continue Reading →
Of all the stories floating around about Hitler's demise, am completely inclined to believe the one where he met his end in the bunker. That was a lockdown too and he was shut in for an unforeseeable period with a "loved one"...complete recipe for disaster!